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About the University at Buffalo NCGIA
The NCGIA was founded in 1988 as a National Science Foundation
centerfor research in geographic information and its related technologies.
The Center is based at three sites in the United States: here
at Buffalo, at the University of California at Santa Barbara,
and at the University of Maine. Today, the NCGIA continues
as an independent consortium specializing in research, education,
and outreach in geographic information science.
The Buffalo site of the NCGIA (NCGIA-Buffalo) is an organized
research unit of the University at Buffalo, facilitating an active and
interdisciplinary research community. NCGIA - Buffalo manages the Buffalo
portion of the national center, supports a range of other research grants
and programs, and coordinates GI Science activities on campus. NCGIA-Buffalo,
currently has 24 official members, distributed among 9 departments in 4 schools.
However, the UB Geographic Information Science community is even broader than
that, involving nearly 60 UB faculty in over 20 departments or similar units.
NCGIA-Buffalo also coordinates the University's participation in the University
Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and in the
New York State GIS Coordinating Committee